HC Deb 17 June 1966 vol 729 c352W
Mr. Goodhew

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in what circumstances Miguel Arconjo, aged 20, and Casiano Castro, aged 21, both of the Maconde tribe of Northern Mozambique, obtained visas to Italy in Belgrade, through the British Embassy there, to enable them to travel to Rome, in order to escape from Communist indoctrination and efforts to teach them how to fight the Portuguese in Mozambique, in view of the fact that they received British passports in Nairobi.

Mrs. White

Britain is responsible for Kenya's consular interests in Yugoslavia. These two persons applied to the British Consulate-General in Zagreb in July, 1965, for additional endorsements to the Kenya certificates of identity which they were carrying, to enable them to travel to Italy. These endorsements were authorised by the Kenya Government and the certificates were then endorsed accordingly by the Consulate-General.

The hon. Gentleman is mistaken in supposing that these men had been issued with British passports.